Binding and Endocytosis of Bovine Hololactoferrin by the Parasite Entamoeba histolytica

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Ortíz-Estrada, Guillermo; Calderón-Salinas, Víctor; Shibayama-Salas, Mineko; León-Sicairos, Nidia; de la Garza, Mireya;
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: BioMed Research International,volume 2,015 (issn: 2314-6133, eissn: 2314-6141)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2015/375836, pmc: PMC4450225
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    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | macromolecular substances | parasitic diseases | environment and public health

Entamoeba histolytica is a human parasite that requires iron (Fe) for its metabolic function and virulence. Bovine lactoferrin (B-Lf) and its peptides can be found in the digestive tract after dairy products are ingested. The aim of this study was to compare virulent tr... View more
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